Jefferson Mays Biography

Gender: Male

Broadway: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Of Thee I Sing. Off-Broadway: Blood & Gifts (Lincoln Center), Measure For Measure (TFNA), Lyndie Breeze, Quills (NYTW), Orestes (En Garde Arts). Film and Television: Inherent Vice, Alfie, Kinsey, The Notorious Bettie Page, Cousin Bette, The Good Wife, Mildred Pierce, Detroit 1-8-7, Lie to Me, "Fringe," “Law & Order,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Closer,” “Dolly Madison,” “Liberty!” Awards: Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Obies, Outer Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, Theatre World, Drama League, Jefferson, Dramalogue, Helpmann. Education: Yale, BA; UCSD, MFA.

Jefferson Mays Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Jefferson MaysI Am My Own Wife
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Theatre World Awards - 2004 - Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Actor (Play)
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance
Jefferson MaysOrestes

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